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Law Student Guide to the Law Library

This guide provides an overview of the Law Library for law students.

Lexis, Westlaw & B-Law Access

Access Bloomberg Law

B-Law Representative

Pam Morgan
Email Pam
1-314-550-4276

Access Lexis Advance

Lexis Customer Support

  • 800-455-3947

Lexis Representative

Ashley Russell pictureAshley Russell
Email Ashley
(937) 546-5932

 

Lexis Student Representatives

Alexa Jesser

Alexa Jesser
Email Alexa
Hours: TBA

 

Lauren Johnson

Lauren Johnson
Email: TBA
Hours: TBA

 

Lexis Printing

There is a Lexis supported printer in the computer lab. Printing on the Lexis printer is currently free. Certain student organizations, such as Law Review, have a Lexis printer as well. The Lexis student representatives and not the Library take care of the Lexis printers.

Access Westlaw

OnePass (Username and Password) Questions

  • Check the Password FAQ or call the 24/7 Support at 1-800-850-WEST (9378) and select the Password option

Westlaw Research Questions and Issues

  • Call the 24/7 Support at 1-800-850-WEST (9378) and select Research Assistance

Westlaw Account Manager

Sue Moore Sue Moore
Email Sue
(770)-940-3388

 

Westlaw Student Representative

TBA

Summer Access

Summer 2020 Access

Lexis Advance

If you’re already registered for Lexis Advance, you don’t need to do anything else to get Summer Access.  Access is unlimited for any purpose.

Westlaw

You can use Thomson Reuters products, including Westlaw and Practical Law, over the summer for non-commercial research. You can turn to these resources to gain understanding and build confidence in your research skills, but you cannot use them in situations where you are billing a client. Examples of permissible uses for your academic password include the following:

  • Summer coursework
  • Research assistant assignments
  • Law Review or Journal research
  • Moot Court research
  • Non-Profit work
  • Clinical work
  • Externship sponsored by the school

B-Law

If your workplace has a Bloomberg Law account, you are expected to use that, but there are no restrictions on your student Bloomberg accounts over the summer.

CaseMakerX

Current students are permitted to use their CasemakerX accounts during the summer without restriction. 

Lexis, Westlaw & B-Law Access for Graduates

Lexis Password Extension for Graduates

Full access to Lexis for students graduating in May 2020 will automatically continue for 6-months. Just continue to use the same username and password you used in law school while you study for the bar exam, research employers and prepare to start your career. Note: you must spend your Lexis points by the end of June 2020.

LexisNexis Graduate Program:

Graduates are invited to continue accessing the Lexis Law School Portal with their student ID for ongoing free use of Lexis Advance, including all of the products and features available as a student, through December 31, 2020. All law students have automatic extended access. With LexisNexis, no registration is required, there are no restrictions, and no limits on your research time.

A Graduation Gift

After July 5, graduates will see a new Graduate Homepage. In support of their legal career, graduate can choose between four gifts featured on the Graduate Homepage:

  • Extended access to Law360
  • Lexis Practice Advisor
  • Lexis for Microsoft Office
  • or one of 13 LexisNexis eBooks, such as Corbin on Contracts or Weinstein's Evidence Manual.

Additionally, the Graduate Homepage provides access to research resources, videos, career support and breaking legal news.

Any graduating student who has verifiable employment with a non-profit organization can apply via Lexis ASPIRE program for 12 months of free Lexis access. Students can visit http://www.lexisnexis.com/grad-access for details on either of these offers.You'll also have access to exclusive resources related to the transition from law school to employment and a Graduate Rewards Program.

Westlaw Password Extension for Graduates

The Law Library has enabled graduating students to use Thomson Reuters products, including Westlaw and Practical Law, for 18-months after graduation. Your “Grad Elite” access gives you 60-hours of usage per month, with no restrictions against using them for professional purposes.

These tools include:

  • Westlaw
  • Practical Law
  • Practical Law Connect
  • Drafting Assistant Essential
  • Doc and Form Builder
  • ProView*
  • West LegalEdCenter* -one-year, no CLE

Extend access by logging into http://www.lawschool.westlaw.com and registering for Graduate Elite.

All graduates will also automatically retain access to a number of job searching databases for 18-months following graduation for 1-hour a month. Please contact the Westlaw Representative for more information.

B-Law (Bloomberg Law) Access for Graduates

2020 Graduating students will have unlimited and unrestricted Bloomberg access until June 1, 2021.

Westlaw for Public Access

Members of the public may access a limited selection of Westlaw databases through a dedicated computer located on the third floor of the Law Library.  While this service does not provide access to all Westlaw databases, it does provide access to federal and state primary legal materials, as well as KeyCite.

CaseMakerX Access for Graduates

Student accounts will remain active for 3 months after graduation.

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